Lucky Dog 1 translations 05 Giulio Route 05



Part 2: Escape

Chapter 5

First Blood Averted

Night in the farm really does start early.  It’s still eight, and yet the festival’s already looking like it’s about to putter out.

The children and elderly disappear first.  They’ve probably turned in for a good night’s sleep.  Others’ve started putting away the food and beer, too.

Which means it’s also time for us to shed these roles.  We’re completely stuffed with simple – but good – food and slightly rustic beer.

We get up and gather together.

Bernardo: I borrowed the Village Chief’s telephone and made a call to Daivan.

Luchino: What did the Boss say?

Bernardo: Nothing.  I couldn’t reach him.  I left a message instead.

Bernardo: I told my crew to come pick us up around this area tomorrow morning because it looks like it’ll be impossible to transfer cars in Suncreek.

Bernardo: Also … as you can see, here’s some gasoline.  The Chief gave me some.

A small tank’s by his feet.

It sounds like his initial excuse to the villagers’d been that … we’d gotten stranded when our car’d run out of gas, so we’d had to trek all the way to Bowick.

To cover up for Ivan’s stripes, Bernardo’d bluffed it away by saying he was one of the performers in a troupe, which then led to the villagers inviting us over since a festival happened to be going on … which then led to where we are now.

What crazy randomness, haha…  Everything turned out fine in the end, though.  That couldn’t have been because of my luck, could it?  Yeah, right.

     

The Village Chief holds us up for a bit, thanking us on behalf of the village and handing over a parting gift of bills.

Village Chief: We wouldn’t mind if ya stay the night at the inn.  Why don’t y’all head back tomorrow instead?  It’s already so dark.

Bernardo: No, thank you for the offer, but we should be taking our leave.  We have a flashlight with us, and I’m also worried about our luggage.  We’ll definitely take you up on the offer next time.

The remaining villagers push gifts into our arms.  We accept some of them before giving the villagers a wave and leaving.

     

We pretend to leave on foot by going straight down the main road … but halfway down, we slip into the empty shed outside the village.

The food and clothes we’d pilfered earlier in the day are there.

From here, we’ll be heading back to the same lodge as yesterday night.  We’ll lay low there and wait for the CR:5 to come pick us up tomorrow.

Ivan: Sigh … And here I finally get drunk.  By the time we get back I’m gonna be sober.  We should’ve just stayed behind in the Chief’s house.

Bernardo: We can’t take the risk.  They may start suspecting us at any time.  Are you fine with waking up with state police standing over your bed?

Ivan complains as we continue down the night path, and Bernardo chides him.  We search for the small path that heads up into the forest…

Ivan: The villagers here’re really slow, so it should’ve been fine…!
Gian: Naw, once they wake up sober tomorrow, they’ll definitely realize something’s funny.  Any normal person would.
Luchino: If the Village Chief’s car had been more than a two-seater, then the option of hijacking it would have been open to us.

We walk away from the village with quick steps while whispering to each other.  If we don’t hurry, then it’ll take more than the one hour it took for us to get from the mountain hut to the village.

If we don’t hurry—  And just as we’re about to set foot onto the path…

She stood, silently…  Even Giulio hadn’t noticed.

Gian: …?!

A person.  I don’t know when she’d noticed us, but an old lady’s standing in the middle of the road with a stiff, startled expression.

She looks familiar.  In her hands is the violin Giulio’d borrowed earlier.

I don’t remember her seeing us off from the village square just earlier.  Did she leave early to walk back home and we’d accidentally passed her?

Did she hear what we were talking about…?



I see Giulio pulling his knife out of its sheathe from the corner of my eyes.  Straight away, I raise my voice to stop him.

Gian: …Wait!

‘The only way to keep things hush is to kill the old lady in front of us.’  …At my voice, the mentality everyone’d been sharing shatters.

‘And what do you plan to do?’ question the four glances shot my way.

I hesitate for only a second before…



Gian: Giulio!

I grab Giulio’s wrist and the two of us stand in front of the old lady, her eyes wide open in fright.

Gian: Please keep quiet.  Don’t raise your voice.

When I catch her eyes, the woman’s shoulders start shuddering something fierce.

Gian: You can’t tell anyone about us or what you saw here.  If you do, then…

I prompt Giulio next to me with my eyes.

Giulio: …I will kill you.

In her eyes, she probably sees Giulio as some nice, quiet boy who’s good at the violin and knife tricks.

Giulio: You will die.

The weight of those casually whispered words are probably completely left field for her.  As I look on, tears start clogging up the corners of her eyes.

Gian: If you keep mum, then nothing will happen.  We Mafia are gentlemen to those who keep their promises.  We don’t kill for no reason.
Giulio: …What … will be your response…?

Again and again, her head bobs up and down.

Gian: I’m sorry for leaving you with such frightening memories on the night of the festival. Go home and go to bed.  We’re all a part of your dream.  Just a scary dream.

Silently, we leave her, still shaking up a storm, behind us…

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ren
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 03:23:03

    Ah, I’m so glad that the old woman was not killed in Giulio’s route! I have the remix walkthrough too so I am following that like you are, but ugh… having to kill her in Ivan’s route… it somehow makes more sense to kill her in Ivan’s route but I’m glad they made the walkthrough with a slightly less cruel story. Also, Giulio’s voice still creeps me out. I played DMMd before starting LD1 so I’m more familiar with this voice actor as Sei (Aoba’s twin) who is the nicest, most self-sacrificing character in that game. Giulio has the same soft-spoken tone but so creepy… Gah! and this is only the beginning of his route… T_T

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